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Around the Blogosphere – Washington Legal Foundation files amicus brief in Cappuccitti

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Here’s a post from the Washington Legal Foundation blog regarding its recent filing of an amicus curiae brief in the Cappuccitti v. DirecTV litigation: On August 18, 2010, WLF urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to reconsider a recent panel opinion that would severely undermine the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: More Musings on Cappuccitti

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The Blogosphere’s been buzzing (relatively speaking) since the Eleventh Circuit’s decision last month in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV.  It’s probably not up there with Lindsay Lohan getting out of jail or Levi Johnston breaking off the engagement to Bristol Palin (again), but we think it’s hotter than either of those in the class action world.  We promised to bring you more [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: Commentary on Recent CAFA Decision (Cappuccitti v. DirecTV)

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We told you this case was a big deal, and predicted that it would attract attention all over the country (no major crystal ball required for that prediction).  We also told you that the CAFA Law Blog would try to bring you information on what was going on around the blogosphere about the Cappuccitti v. DirecTV Eleventh Circuit decision, and [...]

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Around the Blogosphere – Eleventh Circuit Decision Threatens To Eliminate Federal Jurisdiction Over Most Consumer Class Actions, Undermining The Goals Of The Class Action Fairness Act

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The Eleventh Circuit’s decision last week in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV has already caused quite a stir aound the Blogosphere.  We’re going to bring you some of the commentary from other blogs over the next few days.  Here’s a post from the Mayer Brown site to whet your appetite: Eleventh Circuit Decision Threatens To Eliminate Federal Jurisdiction [...]

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Aound the Blogosphere: Class Action Confusion in the Eleventh Circuit

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The blogosphere is humming (figuratively speaking) with the news of the Eleventh Circuit decision on Monday, July 19th in the Cappuccitti v. DirecTV litigation.  The CAFA Law Blog has already posted a copy of the decision and a synopsis of the facts.  We’re working feverishly on some other posts with our critique of the decision and its [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: Pharmaceutical Representatives Reap Millions as Whistleblowers

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Around the Blogosphere: Pharmaceutical Representatives Reap Millions as Whistleblowers Anytime we at the CAFA Law Blog see a post that has “millions” in the headline, we’re interested. Even though this post doesn’t directly relate to our bread and butter, the Class Action Fairness Act, we thought our readers might be interested in this post from the [...]

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Around the Blogosphere – Judge in Circuit City Bankruptcy Denies Class Treatment of Proofs of Claim, Questions Whether Proofs of Claim Can Ever Be Filed on Account of Class of Creditors

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We at the CAFA Law Blog have an interest in class actions in the bankruptcy courts and the wide variation on what the bankruptcy judges themselves think about their power to certify classes in and beyond their courts. Those of you who follow the issue know that different judges are all over the roadmap – from [...]

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Around the Blogosphere – The Heartburn (Litigation) Is Gone…For Now

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Arnold & Porter’s Consumer Advertising Law Blog, reported late last week on the status of the long-running Nexium class action litigation – the plaintiffs and their counsel likely had terrible cases of acid reflux over the weekend after learning that U. S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had granted AstraZeneca’s motion to dismiss for failure to state [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: The Supremes Decide No Agreement, No Class Arbitration

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The U. S. Supreme Court applied an ancient Chinese maxim to a class arbitration entitlement questions in an opinion issued earlier this week: “No tickee, no washee.” Or something like that. Anyway, here’s the scoop from Stanford law student Vivian Wang on the SCOTUS Blog. Stolt-Nielson S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International (08-1198) In Stolt-Nielsen v. AnimalFeeds (No. 08-1198), the [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: Federal Court Passes on Condom Suit, Deferring to FDA’s Primary Jurisdiction

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OK, so this doesn’t really have anything to do with CAFA, but hey – how many times do we have an opportunity to pass on a legitimate post about condoms? This may, in fact, be the first time in our five-year history. So, as a public service, we’re referring you to Russell Jackson’s post over at the [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: Wells Fargo Class Action Defense Cases-Martinez v. Wells Fargo: Ninth Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal Of Class Action Holding RESPA and UCL Claims Preempted By National Bank Act

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Here’s an interesting post from Michael Hassen at the Class Action Defense Blog on a recent Ninth Circuit case involving RESPA and California UCL claims and preemption. Take a look: Class Action Alleging Violations of Federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) Properly Dismissed by District Court because Class [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: Seventh Circuit Mandates Daubert Ruling Before Class Certification

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Here’s another take on the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in Honda Motor v. Allen case that came down last week – this time, from Barry Barnett over at Blawgletter. Seventh Circuit Mandates Daubert Ruling Before Class Certification A panel of the Seventh Circuit extended the court’s status as the circuit that puts the most hurdles in [...]

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Around the Bogosphere: District Courts May Need to Conduct Full Daubert Inquiry Before Class Certification Decision

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In keeping with the CAFA Law Blog’s commitment to poke around the blogosphere and bring you readers items of interest to the Class Action practitioner, here’s an interesting post from the Mass Tort Defense Blog regarding last week’s Seventh Circuit decision in the American Honda v. Allen case related to expert testimony as part of the certification [...]

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Around the Blogosphere – CSPI Lacks Standing to Sue Bayer over Vitamins with Selenium

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As we were poking around the blogosphere today looking for all things class action-wise (instead of doing productive work), we came across this post from Russell Jackson at the Consumer Class Actions & Mass Tort Blog, and being the kind and generous souls we are, we wanted to share it with our faithful readers. Soooo, [...]

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Around the Blogosphere: Seventh Circuit Decides FDCPA Class Claims and Offers Survey Guidance

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The Mass Tort Defense Blog has a good post this week on the Seventh Circuit decision on the FDCPA in Dekoven v. Plaza Associates, with an interesting twist on certification-related expert testimony. Take a look. Seventh Circuit Decides FDCPA Class Claims And Offers Survey Guidance Posted on March 29, 2010 by Sean Wajert The Seventh Circuit recently [...]

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